I have experience work with multi-racial couples. queer couples. polyamorous couples, Parent and child, siblings, in-laws. Often times what creates conflict between people is cultural dynamics or other differences in their orientation to the world. Even though we are at the core very similar, the environment we were raised in has a big impact on how we view the world and how we engage with it. This is what we refer to as the “nurture” component of what makes us uniquely us. A person is also effected by “nature” which refers to their genetics etc.; the things they came into the world already predisposed to orient toward. A non-traditional couple can be affected by both the nurture and nature component of their partner. This can definitely cause confusion, hurt and disconnection.
As someone with extensive experience working with non-traditional couples, I have worked with many couples in which one or both partners are mixed raced or one partner is another race from the other. I have also worked with couples where both partners were from a race other than caucasian. When it comes to all sorts of non-traditional couples, or pairs, I’m confident I can truly understand the dynamics and issues that come up. I help you better understand what is happening and give you tools to be more successful.